Dig A Screwdriver Into An Old Cassette, Then Fill With Fabric To Make A Cute And Quirky Wallet

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

This Throwback Thursday, we’re looking at a project that ’80s kids will definitely remember: the cassette tape wallet!

These cool wallets were the perfect way to reuse a beloved tape after it wore it out or got tangled. And just like our tasty ’50s Baked Alaska recipe, this is a project that holds up!


  • Cassette tape
  • Fabric
  • Zipper
  • Hot glue gun


  1. Use a screwdriver to pop open a cassette tape. Remove the tape from inside.
  2. Open up your cassette and lay it out on piece of fabric. Trace around the edges, and cut out.
  3. Place zipper face down on a flat surface. Run glue along either side of the zipper.
  4. Center the two pieces of the cassette tape and place it (long edge down) on the glue. Hold in place until it’s dry.
  5. Add more glue, and wrap the zipper up the two short edges of the tape. Hold until dry.
  6. Unzip and open up the cassette tape. Drizzle glue inside one half of the cassette.
  7. Lay fabric piece inside the cassette with excess fabric hanging over the side without a zipper. Hold until dry.
  8. Flip your excess fabric up and drizzle glue inside the other half of the cassette tape. Shut the wallet so that the excess fabric sticks to the glue. Let it dry.
  9. Fill it up with your cash and cards, and enjoy!

Scroll down to watch the video on how to make a cassette tape wallet, and don’t forget to SHARE this retro idea!

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